News tagged with ig nobel prizes

Zany scientists honored in alternative Nobels (Update)

In the ultimate accolade for the world's mad scientists, spoof Nobel prizes were awarded Thursday for studies into beetle sex, turtles yawning, the desperation of people dying to urinate and other daffy investigations.

dateSep 29, 2011 in Other
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The 2009 Ig Nobel prizewinners

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Ig Nobels are a highlight of the scientific calendar and award research that makes people laugh as well as think. The awards were presented last week at Harvard University in the U.S, ...

dateOct 05, 2009 in Other weblog
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The humorous path to academic success

Academics and universities are in a race: to produce high impact publications, to gain citations, bring in grant income and climb university rankings. In this rat race, perhaps the true path to academic success ...

dateApr 01, 2015 in Other
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Ig Nobel: Researchers named the cream of the crop

(PhysOrg.com) -- Newcastle scientists Dr Catherine Douglas and Dr Peter Rowlinson have won the Ig Nobel Prize for Veterinary Medicine for their work looking at reducing stress levels in dairy cattle. In a paper published earlier this year, they described how giving a cow ...

dateOct 02, 2009 in Other
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Ig Nobel awards honor weird, funny discoveries (Update)

(AP)—An experiment that proved people who think they are drunk also think they are attractive and another that showed lost dung beetles can use the Milky Way to find their way home were among the winners at this year's ...

dateSep 12, 2013 in Other
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